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English Major Requirements

  • E211, 212 English Literature I, II (3, 3)
  • E231, 232 American Literature I, II (3, 3)
  • E364 History of the English Language (3)
  • E435 Literary Criticism & Critical Theory (3)
  • E436 Contemporary Critical Theory (3)
  • E491 Senior Thesis & Capstone Portfolio (3)
  • One of the following (3)
    • E221 World Literature I (3)
    • E222 World Literature II (3)
  • Two of the following (6)
    • E313 Age of Romanticism (3)
    • E314 Victorian Age (3)
    • E416 Modern British Writers (3)
    • E425 Twentieth Century American Literature* (3)
  • One of the following (3)
    • E332 Advanced Composition (3)
    • E353 Modern English Grammar (3)
  • One of the following (3)
    • E333 Drama as Literature (3)
    • E334 The Short Story (3)
    • E335 The English Novel (3)
    • E336 Poetry & Poetics (3)
  • One lower division English elective (3)
  • Three upper division English electives ** (9)

Total units required for the major (51)

*English majors taking E425 may waive E232.
**Six of these nine units may be from the following writing courses offered in the Department of Communication: C344, C351, C362, C441, or C471.


 

Minor in English

A minor in English is offered to students not majoring in English, but who wish to pursue their interest in the English language and in imaginative literature. For a minor in English, the following courses are required:

  • E120 Introduction to Literature (3)
  • Four of the following (12)
    • E211, 212 English Literature, I, II (3, 3)
    • E221, 222 World Literature I, II (3, 3) 
    • E231, 232 American Literature I, II (3, 3)
  • Three upper division English electives (9)

Total units required for minor (24)